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Artist Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer

Artist Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer

Artist Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer

Carrie Sieh donates 3 works of art to Reading Queer

Reading Queer is happy to announce that artist Carrie Sieh has donated 3 works of art to Reading Queer for our annual summer fun(d)raiser. Sieh’s donation will help us fulfill our mission to improve, empower and enrich the lives of the queer community through the act & the art of creative writing by enabling us to hire writers, teachers and mentors. Her donation and yours will also enables us to launch the inaugural and, most importantly, first ever queer literary festival in Miami, which runs from August 22nd – August 30th 2014.

Carrie Sieh is a mixed media artist whose mediums include painting, textiles, photography, and repurposed materials.Her practice focuses primarily on the roles of technology, psychology, and political economy in human behavior. For her recent solo exhibition, “Textiles for Men and Machine Breakers”, she interpreted the cultural history of post-industrial-revolution masculinity as a series of large, mixed-media works based on quiltmaking techniques and motifs.

From left to right: "Cody" (embroidery on silver gelatin prints), "Have-and-Hold" (mixed media on canvas) and "Please Allow Us to Thank You For The Privilege Of Fulfilling Your Every Desire".

From left to right: “Cody” (embroidery on silver gelatin prints), “Have-and-Hold” (mixed media on canvas) and “Please Allow Us to Thank You For The Privilege Of Fulfilling Your Every Desire”.

To reserve Carrie Sieh’s work, visit our donation page and select the “Luminary” membership level here.

About the Artist: Carrie Sieh’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and collected internationally. Exhibition locations include Miami International Airport, the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, the Coral Gables Museum, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Charles Deering Estate, the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, and David Castillo Gallery. Collections include Bernice Steinbaum (Miami), Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody (NYC), the James Hotel (Miami Beach), the Leland Tea Company (San Francisco), and private collections in the United States, Singapore, and Uruguay.Sieh received a BA in Art, with a double focus on painting and photography, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her subsequent Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, from San Jose State University in California, informs the technological themes often present in her work. For more information, visit www.carriesieh.net.

About Reading Queer: Reading Queer seeks to reveal Miami as a center for queer literature through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive. Reading Queer is open to all writers who create hybrid, genre-bending works that address queer identity. Reading Queer is partially funded with a Miami Foundation-National Gay & Lesbian Task Force GLBT Community Grant and a Knight Arts Challenge Grant. The Knight Arts Challenge Grant is a Miami-based initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals seeking to transform the community through the arts.

About the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of communities in the United States where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change.droppedImage